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Voyage of the yacht Bounty from New Zealand to Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Australia 1953-1955 [microform]
Bib ID 22116
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Jenkins, Max
 
Description Canberra : Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, [19--] 
1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. 
Series

PMB ; 1013.

Summary

Typescript (21 chapters, 211 p.) with the following headings: 1. The ship and preparation; 2. A hard squall; 3. Tonga; 4. On the reef; 5. Vatoa; 6. Totoya; 7. Suva; 8. New Mast; 9. Earthquake; 10. Another new mast; 11. Aneityum; 12. Tana; 13. Hurricane; 14. Shell diving; 15. Mare Island; 16. New Caledonia; 17. Brisbane; 18. Sailing for Sydney; 19. Sydney and Lord Howe Island; 20. Lord Howe Island; 21. Adrift on the Tasman.

Biography/History

Max Jenkins and three friends (Ken Furley, Raymond Brierly and Neville Sunderland) left New Zealand on Ken Furley 's yacht "Bounty" for what was intended to be a nine month cruise in the South Pacific. The voyage began in May 1953 and ended two years later, via Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Australia. To support themselves they engaged Trochus and green snail divers off Aneityum and worked on the Noumea wharf in a Queensland timber town and on Lord Howe Island. Jenkins' manuscript was written up in New Zealand just after his return in 1955. It is based partly on his memories of the voyage, and partly on his letters home and refers often to newspaper accounts of the voyage including the "Australian women's weekly" interviews with Jean, a woman passenger, following their 11 April 1955 entry into Coffs Harbour, Queensland (manuscript, p. 211). See also "Pacific islands monthly" entries listed under "Bounty" (yacht) in "Cumulative index to Pacific island monthly"...August 1945 - July 1955 compiled by Margaret Woodhouse and edited by Robert Langdon (Canberra: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, 1984).

Notes

Available for reference.

Includes an introduction by Pacific Manuscripts Bureau.

With: PMB 1012.

Microfiolm copy f original held in private ownership.

Subjects Bounty (Yacht).  |  Voyages and travels.  |  Islands of the Pacific -- Description and travel.
Time Coverage 1953, 1955 
Other authors/contributors Australian National University. Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

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